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Disturbed Endocrine Function in the Psychoses: II: Discriminant Function Analysis of Multihormone Data

  • L. J. Whalley (a1), J. E. Christie (a2), D. H. R. Blackwood (a1), J. Bennie (a2), H. Dick (a2), I. M. Blackburn (a3) and G. Fink (a4)...

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Discriminant function analyses were performed on plasma concentrations of prolactin, growth hormone, Cortisol, TSH, and the neurophysins measured over 17 hours in 70 newly admitted drug-free psychiatric patients and 35 control subjects. The hormone data distinguished between patients with different classes of drug-free psychosis (26 schizophrenic, 12 with manic disorder, 10 with major depressive disorder, psychotic subtype, 9 with schizoaffective mania (SAM)). Higher plasma Cortisol and lower TSH concentrations separated eight of nine SAM patients from all others.

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Disturbed Endocrine Function in the Psychoses: II: Discriminant Function Analysis of Multihormone Data

  • L. J. Whalley (a1), J. E. Christie (a2), D. H. R. Blackwood (a1), J. Bennie (a2), H. Dick (a2), I. M. Blackburn (a3) and G. Fink (a4)...

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Disturbed Endocrine Function in the Psychoses: II: Discriminant Function Analysis of Multihormone Data

  • L. J. Whalley (a1), J. E. Christie (a2), D. H. R. Blackwood (a1), J. Bennie (a2), H. Dick (a2), I. M. Blackburn (a3) and G. Fink (a4)...
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